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The Brooklyn Museum has amassed one of the largest and most diverse collections in the United States. Its vast holdings range from the ancient to the contemporary and encompass virtually all the world's principal cultures, reflecting the institution's long history of acquiring Western and non-Western art.

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by Honoré Daumier
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The United States Sanitary Commission was created during the Civil War to aid the wounded and their families. In 1864 the Brooklyn Sanitary Fair on Montague Street raised over $400,000 for the benefit of the commission. Here Homer depicts one of its fund-raising attractions, a “Post Office” where people could pay to send messages to others at the fair. Usually, appealing young ladies worked in the “Post Office” transcribing and sending the letters—attracting the men, who would go...
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The Shahnama (Book of Kings) is the Iranian national epic, stemming from oral tradition and put to verse circa 1000 by the poet Abu'l Qasim Firdawsi of Tus. It describes the legendary lives of the kings of Iran from creation to the Arab conquest of the country between the 630s and the 650s. Over the centuries that followed its composition, the tales of the Shahnama had become widely popular; by the early fourteenth century, Shahnama manuscripts had become one of the principal vehicles for...
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War was considered the most dangerous of imperial activities, but a ruler often depended on it to acquire or expand his kingdom. In this battle scene, armor-clad mounted warriors charge full speed ahead their adrenaline dynamically expressed through diagonally drawn bows, galloping horses, and the spiraling clouds of dust that frame them and rise up between the opposing forces. Along with the red and yellow ochre palette, the warriors' long torsos and the shallow background represent a style...
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by Winslow Homer; Edward Sears
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Homer drew five illustrations for the serialized novel, Beechdale, by Mary Virginia Hawes Terhune (writing under the pseudonym Marion Harland). The novel is a romantic tale centering on duty, false love, and moral conflict. The young heroine, Jessie, is depicted recovering from a sprained foot and dreamily listening to an address given by Roy Fordham beyond the open window. She is interrupted from her happy reveries about Roy (to whom she is secretly engaged) by the arrival of his cousin, Orrin...
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by Honoré Daumier
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by Honoré Daumier
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by Tani Buncho
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by Frederick Childe Hassam
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by North Italian School
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by Charles-François Daubigny
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by Thomas Rowlandson
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by Martín Rico y Ortega
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by George Harvey
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by Tachibana Morikuni
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by Jervis McEntee
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by Richard Earlom
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by James Tissot
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by James Tissot
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by Yashima Gakutei
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by Henri-Joseph Harpignies
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by Indian
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by Willem Roelofs
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by Theodore Robinson
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by Julian Alden Weir
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by Tachibana Morikuni
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Khalwa (Arabic for “seclusion”) in a natural setting was required of all dervishes, who might spend up to forty days in isolation as part of the requirements of the Path. In the outdoor gathering depicted here, the tall hat worn by some members of the group identifies them as Sufis. It is distinguished by its vertical grooves, which typically number twelve, referencing the twelve imams believed by Shica Muslims to be the rightful successors to the prophet Muhammad. Variations on the hat...
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by Torii Kiyomine
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by Dwight William Tryon
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by William Trost Richards
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Already established as a landscape painter in oils, William Trost Richards began working in watercolor in earnest about 1870 and over the next decade was widely regarded as one of America’s best watercolorists. This turn to the medium coincided with a new focus on coastal subjects—watercolor was particularly well suited both to sketching outdoors and to capturing the constantly shifting climatic conditions at the water’s edge. He generally used an additive technique: laying down...
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by Utagawa Sadahide
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As Jesus continues on his route to Calvary, a woman now known as Saint Veronica approaches to offer momentary respite. Kneeling before Jesus, she gives him linen to wipe his face of the sweat and blood from his exertions and wounds. Taking the cloth in both hands, he presses it to his face, leaving a likeness of his features, which Veronica cherished as a memorial to him. In his commentary, Tissot notes that this relic was later taken to Rome for safekeeping by the Church. Object metadata can...
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by Indian
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by Indian
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by Frederick W. Kost
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In this painting, exhibited at the Salon of 1876 and considered his masterwork, Harpignies presents a vast landscape in the Bourbonnais region, dotted with grazing cows, ancient trees, and a snaking line of long, cool shadows leading to a distant horizon. Harpignies peoples the middle distance of the scene with children and peasant women washing laundry in the river, a long-standing custom of the area. For Parisian audiences scarred by the deprivations suffered during the Franco-Prussian War of...
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by William Hogarth
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by George Wesley Bellows
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Assured, slashing strokes of a heavily loaded brush capture the effects of morning light reflected from freshly fallen snow. This view of the Hudson River and New Jersey from Manhattan's Upper West Side transmits the sense of the city's awakening energies through its depiction of the man shoveling snow, people going to work, boats plying the river, and smoke and steam interrupting the still, crisp atmosphere—features that signal Bellows's affinity for the art of the New York Realist Robert...
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by Italian
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by Ernest David Roth
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by James Tissot
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by George Cruikshank
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by Indian
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by Honoré Daumier
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by Vasili Vereshchagin
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by Eastman Johnson
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During and even immediately after the Civil War, very few American artists undertook direct representations of the catastrophic conflict or of the experience of the enslaved African Americans whose plight it decided. One of the most remarkable exceptions is this painting by the leading mid-century figure painter Eastman Johnson, who claimed to have based the subject on an actual event he had witnessed near the Manassas, Virginia, battlefield on March 2, 1862, just days before the Confederate...
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by Abraham Pietersz. van Calraet
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by James Tissot
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by Okumura Masanobu
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by William Trost Richards
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Beginning in the mid-1880s, Richards turned his lifelong fascination with the sea to plein air marine studies in oil on small panels specially cut to fit into his sketch box. He produced hundreds of such seascapes, using free, vigorous brushwork to capture the constantly shifting light, atmosphere, and wave formations along various coasts he visited throughout the Northeast and abroad. Although Richards called these studies the “bare bones” for larger studio compositions, he also exhibited...
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by Charles Caryl Coleman
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Best known for the more highly finished technique of his oils, Charles Caryl Coleman here employed the spontaneous medium of pastel to record the aftermath of the 1906 eruption of Mount Vesuvius, not far from the artist’s home on the island of Capri, in Italy. Coleman’s depiction of the event closely resembles period photographs of the climax of the disaster on April 7, when lava fountains and earthquakes decimated the small, nearby town of Ottaviano. Object metadata can change over time,...
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by William Sergeant Kendall
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by Albert Bierstadt
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In 1863, Albert Bierstadt made an arduous expedition to Colorado in order to gather studies of the region for this monumental painting, executed three years later in his New York studio. For the final canvas, he exercised artistic license—rearranging some landmarks and exaggerating the scale of others—to maximize the visual interest of this Rocky Mountain landscape. The picture toured the country on a yearlong exhibition and thrilled audiences with its dual effects of sublime grandeur and...
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by John Francis Murphy
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by James Tissot
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by James Tissot
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by Mihály Munkácsy
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by John Singer Sargent
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by George Inness
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by John George Brown
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by John Singer Sargent
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